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UCLA General Institutional Review Board (GIRB) Staff


Research involving human subjects conducted by UCLA researchers that does not include a Biomedical Intervention is generally reviewed by either the NGIRB, SGIRB, or is certified Exempt. The contact information and summary of responsibilities for the GIRB staff who provide administrative support for the review processes are outlined below.


NGIRB (North General Institutional Review Board) - research from the College of Letters and Science and Professional Schools

SGIRB (South General Instituational Review Board) - reviews social & behavioral research from the Health Sciences Programs (Nursing, Public Health, NPI, Medicine, Dentistry), e.g., QOL, outcomes, epidemiology, behavioral & educational interventions, ISPRC exempt studies


For questions/issues about:

NGIRB Contacts SGIRB Contacts

- Is IRB review required

- New study applications

 Paul Lillig 

(310) 206-2091

Gloria Varghese 

(310) 983-3155

- Amendments

- Continuing Review

- Final Reports/Closure

- Campus consults

 Khoi Do

(310) 206-2009

Diana Alcaraz

(310) 206-7362


Michelle Hsu

(310) 794-6339

- Certification of Exemption

Wendy Brunt

(310) 825-4810



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